Why Take Geography


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Why Take Geography

  1. 1. Why Take Geography?? http://ronwalker.org/amazon_iquitos_peru/giant_tree_amazon_jungle_peru_feb_2002.jpg Next Created by Evan Law 250165029
  2. 2. Because....... GEOGRAPHY ROCKS! http://www.billrolikenterprises.com/images/slice/DelicateArch_full.jpg Next Back
  3. 3. http://billysbluegrasschannel.magnify.net/media/site/DYZFFMK7Q3H6MBC3/uploads/earth.gif What is Geography? (i) The study of the Earth and its lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena. Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. http://www.plattsburgh.edu/academics/geography/about.php (ii) “To describe / write about the Earth” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography Next Back
  4. 4. Branches of Geography Physical Geography http://navaroli.com/trailblog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/dsc00430.JPG Human Geography Click to find out more! Next Back
  5. 5. Physical Geography Definition: Study of processes and patterns in the natural environment. http://www.chnpress.com/tourism/img/Golgraphy/Sabalan%20Mountain.jpg 1 Some categories in Physical Geography: • Geomorphology : Study how the surface of the Earth was shaped. • Oceanography : Study marine organisms, ocean currents, waves, and geology of the sea floor. • Climatology : Study the climate / weather conditions over a long period of time. 2 Back
  6. 6. http://www.humboldt.edu/~geog/staff/isom%2002%20fire%20hill.jpg Some categories in Human Geography: • Cultural Geography : Study how cultures differ, and how they relate to spaces and places. • Population Geography : Study how the distribution, composition, migration, and growth of populations relate to the nature of places. • Tourism Geography : Study tourism as an industry, a human activity, and especially as a place-based experience. Human Geography Definition: Study of the processes that shape how humans interact with its various environments. 3 4 Back
  7. 7. Systems and Structures Interactions and Interdependence Environment Change and Continuity Culture Power and Governance In the classroom, you will learn about..... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Hong_Kong_Skyline_Restitch_-_Dec_2007.jpg Next Click on the following concepts to find out more! Back
  8. 8. Systems and Structures Did you know? In class, you’ll learn: - What is a community, and why do people form them? - How demand for housing is increasing? - How is society organized? - The environment. With the invention of the internet, a community no longer has geographical limitations, as people can now virtually gather in an online community! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community# Communitarianism Back
  9. 9. Interactions and Interdependence Did you know? In class, you’ll learn: Scientists currently believe that habitats across the globe are losing dozens of species each day to extinction! http://www.history.com/states.do?action=detail&state=Species%20Extinction&contentType=State_Generic&contentId=59136&parentId=earth - What effect humans have on the ecosystem. - Why trading of resources is beneficial to countries involved. - How technology is making the world “a smaller place”. - Ecology. Riddle: Q: What comes after extinction? A: y-tinction, of course! Q: What comes after Y-tinction? A: Z-end! Back Click here to find out Click here to find out
  10. 10. Environment Did you know? In class, you’ll learn: - The difference between renewable and non-renewable resources. - Whether the Earth’s resources will ever run out. - What is an ecosystem, and how they are classified. We use over 80 000 000 000 aluminum pop cans every year, each of which can be recycled. That’s a lot of trips to the washroom!! http://www.seac.150m.com/fun_facts.html Back
  11. 11. Change and Continuity Did you know? In class, you’ll learn: - What forces cause change to the Earth’s surface. - Examples of human and natural forces. - Cause and effect. - How to live sustainably. <ul><li>The average American produces how many pounds of waste each year? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(a) 1609 pounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(b) 5 pounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(c) 1 million pounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(d) 6.02 x 10^23 pounds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.nyu.edu/sustainability/about.sustainability/fast.facts.html </li></ul>Back Click here for answer 1609 pounds
  12. 12. Culture Did you know? In class, you’ll learn: Did you know that in Africa, there are over 1000 languages spoken and that some of these languages are not written, only spoken. Talk about being lost in translation!! http://www.kulturekids.org/fun/didjaknow/index.html - The different types of religion that are followed around the world. - The ways that people are able to communicate with each other. - How family structure / dynamics can vary depending on where you live in this world. - How education in Canada differs from that of other countries. Back
  13. 13. Power and Governance Did you know? In class, you’ll learn: - What is the role of a government? - What sort of rights are guaranteed by a democracy? - What universal rights and responsibilities are shared amongst all humans? - How does a democratic society ensure justice? <ul><li>- How old is Canada? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(a) 100 years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(b) 142 years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(c) 72 years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(d) As old as Joan Rivers </li></ul></ul></ul>Back Click here for answer 142 years
  14. 14. Prerequisite Chart for Canadian and World Studies, Grade 9-12 - Geography Next Back
  15. 15. Possible Field Trips Another perk of of taking geography are the numerous field trips you get to go on! 5. The southern-most part of Canada - Point Pelee! Beautiful Algonquin Park! 7. And many others! 6. Next Back
  16. 16. Possible Text Books Encounter Canada: Land, People, Environment Authors: Healy, Patricia, Kingsley Hurlington, Lisa Mulrine et al. Publisher: Oxford University Press Canada Making Connections: Canada's Geography 2nd Edition Authors: Clark, Bruce W., John K. Wallace, and Kim M. Earle. Publisher: Pearson Education Canada Canadian Geography: A Sense of Place Authors: Wallace, Kim, Linda Barrett, Lew French et al. Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson 8. 9 10. Next Back
  17. 17. While studying geography, you will gain.... - Many useful and interesting facts - How to read and use different kinds of maps - To use your drawing skills in making effective maps, diagrams and graphs. - How to discuss and address large scale problems (eg: global warming, poverty, pollution etc.) - A sense of environmental responsibility - How to carry out valuable and accurate fieldwork - Knowledge of Cooperative Learning http://hikingthecarolinas.com/stone_mountain/stone_mountain_falls2.jpg Next Back
  18. 18. Careers in Geography.... Pick your card! http://www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/landscape/iceberg/iceberg_2.jpg Teaching Armed Services Engineering Geology Local Government Tourism Nature Conservation Business and Commerce Civil Aviation Astronaut Next Back
  19. 19. Geography- It’s out of this world!!! For References, Click here Geography- It’s out of this world!!! Geography- It’s out of this world!!! Geography- It’s out of this world!!! Geography- It’s out of this world!!! Geography- It’s out of this world!!! Geography- It’s out of this world!!! Geography- It’s out of this world!!! Geography- It’s out of this world!!! Geography- It’s out of this world!!! Geography- It’s out of this world!!! Back
  20. 20. Image References 1. http://www.brgps.edu.hk/content/b2/student/dolphin.JPG 2. http://xlibs.xl.funpic.de/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/t oronto_thunder-storm_001.jpg 3. http://www.lanzon.org/gallery/main.php?g2_view=cor e.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=665&g2_serialNumber=2 4. http://domingoandjoyce.com/images/pi sa.jpg 5. http://media.canada.com/c6faf935-c07d-40db-88e6-42f806cb47be/pelee.jpg 6. http://www.h ickerphoto.com/data/media/24/canoe_algonquin_sc0243.jpg 7. http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/ph oto-s/00/11/70/7d/holyrood-park.jpg 8. htt p://www.oupcanada.com/catalog/9780195425390.ht ml 9. http://www.pearsoned.ca/school/makingconnections2/ 10. http://ww w.mcgrawhill.ca/school/booksites/canadian+geography+a+sense+of+place/index .php Next Back
  21. 21. References Christopherson, R. W. (2001). Elemental Geosystems, Third Edition. Prentice Hall. GCSE. (2008). Why Choose Geography at GCSE [PowerPoint Slides]. Retrieved from SlideShare Website: http://www.slideshare.net/confirm/MjI0NTA5NTM7aV9hbV8=/247985-ba8f71f50eef28efccb75d627fc9591c45af6645-slideshow Holloway, S.L., et al. (2005). Keys Concepts in Geography, SAGE Publications. Ministry of Education. (2005). Canadian and World Studies. The Ontario Cirriculum, Grades 9 and 10.